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(UK) The Royal College of Music Secures Rare Gagliano Violin

Contributed by admin on Mar 16, 2016

"The Royal College of Music has secured the permanent loan of a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin, the only known remaining violin in its original Baroque set-up.

Chair and Head of Historical Performance at the RCM, Professor Ashley Solomon, says ‘Violin students in the Historical Performance Faculty at the Royal College of Music will benefit from this extraordinarily generous long term permanent loan of an original Nicolo Gagliano violin from 1758. Each term a new student will be given the instrument to play, enabling a growing community of violinists to share this unique instrument and learn from its rich historical heritage. This is not only a very valuable instrument but quite rare as it remains in its original 18th century set-up.’  ...


(US) Baroque Band is closing the rivalry season with L'Arte Del Violino! Featuring Rachel Barton Pine!

Contributed by baroqueband on Mar 16, 2016

Rachel Barton Pine makes her Baroque Band debut to help close the season with "rock star" concertos!

One of the first ‘rock star’ virtuoso violinists, Pietro Locatelli was known for his flamboyance both musically and in his life. Said to play like the devil he could often be seen in the courts of Europe dressed in his diamond-studded clothes. Meanwhile, ...


(US) New York Times: "A New Weapon for Battling Cellphones in Theaters: Laser Beams" (by Amy Quin, 14 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 16, 2016

"BEIJING — Audience members using cellphones bedevil performers and presenters around the world. But in China, theaters and other venues have adopted what they say is an effective — others might say disturbing — solution. ...


(US) Baroque Band Concert: "Veiled Beauty: Forgotten Treasures of the French Baroque" (13 Apr 2016)

Contributed by baroqueband on Mar 16, 2016

Forgotten Treasures of the French Baroque. Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Music by Leclair, Hotteterre, Chauvon and Guillemain.

Join Baroque Band’s musicians in the intimate setting of Chicago’s beautiful Driehaus Museum for an hour-long program of enchanting chamber music.


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Fundraiser: "A Springtime Sorée" (19 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 23, 2016

"Join us for a festive evening of delights, with special treats and surprises of all kinds!

Celebrate a sparkling year with entertainment by some of BEMF's most beloved artists, including Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, Jesse Blumberg, and others ..."


(US) Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) Fundraiser

Contributed by admin on Feb 23, 2016

"Show your love for TEMP during this fabulous fundraiser! 

Our challenge this year is twofold:

1. Funding: our goal is to raise $10,000 for the upcoming season. We have a LOT of new and exciting programs in store as well as the familiar ones you know and love, and we need your help to make this possible. ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Announces its Updated Catalogue

Contributed by admin on Feb 23, 2016

(From a recent LIM newsletter)

Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Announces its Updated Catalogue.

"Founded in 1988 with the aim of publishing facsimile editions of music and musicography from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, LIM has developed a solid editorial activity in all branches of music culture and musicology. ...


(US) Naxos - Paladino Music Label CD Release: "PEDRINI, T.: Complete Violin Sonatas" (Release, originally 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 22, 2016

"Teodorico Pedrini had quite the journey during his lifetime. Over the course of eight years, he traveled from Italy to the Canary Island, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. Pedrini is the sole 18th-century composer of which we know that wrote European compositions in China, where he finally arrived in 1711. Upon arrival in Beijing, he worked for emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong until he died in 1746. ...

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